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  Inca Empire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For instance, the Chimú used money in their commerce, while the Inca empire as a whole had an economy based on exchange and taxation of luxury goods and labour (it is said that Inca tax collectors would take the head lice of the lame and old as a symbolic tribute).
The major languages of the empire, Quechua and Aymara, were employed by the Catholic Church to evangelize in the Andean region.
Subjects of the empire were allowed to worship their ancestral gods as long as they accepted the supremacy of Inti, the sun god, which was the most important god worshipped by the Inca leadership.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Incan_Empire   (3577 words)

  
 Inca Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Inca Empire (Tawantinsuyu in Quechua) was an empire that existed in South America from about 1200 until the death of the last emperor Atahualpa at the hands of the Spanish Conquistadores in 1533.
The Inca Empire developed no form of traditional writing at all, relying mostly on the transmission of information passed on by mouth and khipu, knotted strings that have yet to be deciphered.
The languages of the empire, Quechua and Aymara, were chosen by the Catholic church to evangelize in the Incan area.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/inca_empire   (3292 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Print Preview - Inca Empire
For administrative purposes the empire was divided into regions known as the "four suyus (quarters) of the world," with Cuzco at its center.
The Incas called their empire Tawantinsuyu, a Quechuan word meaning “Land of the Four Quarters.” One suyu, the Antisuyu, stretched to the east of Cuzco and contained deep, forest-covered valleys that gradually descended into the jungles of the Amazon basin.
The bodies of dead rulers were among the holiest shrines in the empire.
encarta.msn.com /text_761560004___4/Inca_Empire.html   (3046 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Inca Empire
Inca Empire, vast kingdom in the Andes Mountains of South America that was created by the Quechua, a Native American people, in the 15th century ad.
The Inca Empire was conquered by the Spanish in the early 16th century.
The political center of the empire was in what is now Peru, and its territory included parts of present-day Ecuador, Bolivia, northern Chile, and northwest Argentina.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761560004/Inca.html   (1208 words)

  
 Empire
For many centuries, the term "Empire" applied exclusively to states which considered themselves to be successors to the Roman Empire, such as the Byzantine Empire, the Holy Roman Empire, or the Russian Empire.
Many ancient empires maintained control of their subject peoples by controlling the supply of a vital resource, usually water; historians refer to such régimes as "hydraulic empires." The introduction of a common religion also often strengthened empires, as occurred (pace Edward Gibbon) with the adoption of Christianity under Constantine I of the Roman Empire.
The former Soviet Union had many of the criteria of an empire, but nevertheless did not claim to be one, nor was it ruled by a traditional hereditary "emperor" (see Soviet Empire).
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/e/em/empire.html   (888 words)

  
 deities
Honored in an array of temples spanning the empire, Apu Inti was worshipped with sacrafice (animal and human) and prayers to golden idols.
Incan legend asserts that he would crack his sister's water jug with a slingshot, reverberating the echoes of thunder as aqueous elixir spilled forth from the sky, showering the parched lands below.
As the Incan calendar revolved around the lunar month, she was critical to the maintenance of a calendric system that would ensure proper adherence to planting and harvesting seasons.
www2.truman.edu /~marc/webpages/andean2k/religion/deities.html   (747 words)

  
 NOVA Online | Ice Mummies of the Inca | Lost Empire
It stretched north to south some 2,500 miles along the high mountainous Andean range from Colombia to Chile and reached west to east from the dry coastal desert called Atacama to the steamy Amazonian rain forest.
At the height of its existence the Inca Empire was the largest nation on Earth and remains the largest native state to have existed in the western hemisphere.
Consolidation of a large empire was to become a continuing struggle for the ruling Inca as their influence reached across many advanced cultures of the Andes.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/nova/peru/worlds   (415 words)

  
 Incan Empire : Incans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Inca Empire existed in South America, covering parts of modern-day Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile and Argentina, with its capital in the modern-day city of Cuzco, Peru.
The Incas encouraged people to join the Empire, and if they did then they would be well treated for doing so.
It is generally believed that the Inca Empire developed no form of writing at all, relying mostly on the transmission of information passed on by mouth.
www.termsdefined.net /in/incans.html   (2903 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Inca Empire (Tawantinsuyu, in Quechua) existed in South America, covering parts of modern-day Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile and Argentina, with its capital in the modern-day city of Cuzco, Peru.
Rumours spread around the Inca Empire like wild fire about strange 'bearded men' who lived in 'a house in the sea' and had 'thunder and lightning in their hands'.
The Incan planned economy (and Maoism) are the inspiration of today's Peruvian guerrilla Sendero Luminoso.
www.informationgenius.com /encyclopedia/i/in/incan_empire.html   (2870 words)

  
 All Empires - Inca Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The multi-terraced palace was roofed with Spanish-style tiles, as was the temple that stood by one of the city's canals.
Despite the outrage incited by the verdict of the court that was aggravated among former Incan citizens and influential Spanish Christians alike, he was sentenced to death.
By the 1740s, there was a renewal of pride among the natives in their Incan heritage, and the grumbling about the overlords reached an all-time high.
www.allempires.com /empires/inca/inca2.htm   (3787 words)

  
 CNN.com - Inca Empire dazzled, then died - March 7, 2002
The Incan leader Pachucutec originally named the city Qusco, meaning "navel." Its name signifies how central the capital city was to an empire that eventually flexed its might along the Pacific coast and Andes Mountains, to the northern border of what is today Ecuador, and down to central Chile.
The Incans had not considered the Spaniards a threat, either because they believed in their own natural superiority or because they mistook the bearded white men as gods.
Incans realized the Spaniards were enemies, but their resistance was easily put down in 1536, during a great battle at Sacayhuama.
cnnstudentnews.cnn.com /2001/fyi/news/10/26/inca.overview   (817 words)

  
 From a Past Life - The Jewelry of Peru - Colored Stone November/December 2004
The Incan chief, son of the sun, ruled from Cuzco, the Golden Capital.
Incan chiefs maintained close control and communication with their subjects through chaskis, relay runners who carried the Inca's word, known as the people's wisdom, to the farthest reaches of the empire.
It actually predates the Incan Empire by about 1,000 years and is among the huge images known as the mysterious Nasca lines, which were discovered early in the 20th century in the south coast desert.
www.tucsonshowguide.com /stories/nov04/peru.cfm   (1464 words)

  
 Empire of the Incas
The territory of the Incan empire was a diverse mix of deserts, fertile valleys, mountains, and tropical forests.
Incan cities were occupied by government administrators and the craftspeople who created artwork for the temples.
One ingenious method the Incan government employed to maintain control over the many villages of the empire was to transplant a group of loyalists from one region to another.
www.harpercollege.edu /mhealy/g101ilec/samer/smh/smhhea/inca.htm   (2012 words)

  
 inca
In fact, one of the recent additions to the archeological record of the Incan Empire was the mummy of a young women who was apparently a sacrificial victim.
In the Incan empire, in fact, most people worked the land as tenant farmers; the ruling elite owned most of the land and controlled the resources produced on that land.
The truly fascinating aspect of the Incan empire is it appears that the Incan Empire was built and sustained...
www.hcc.hawaii.edu /distance/hist151/inca.htm   (1835 words)

  
 INCAS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Incas were the rulers of the largest native empire of the Americas.
Incan empire was the largest and most advanced empire on the American continent before its discovery by
Inca empire developed an economy based on an intensive terracing of mountain slopes and irrigation.
www.lambdas.com /dir/mundo_latino/tribes/incas.html   (264 words)

  
 Conquistadors - Peru
The empire was in the middle of a civil war between Atahualpa and Huascar.
The Incan Civil war was caused by the rivalty between Cuzco and Tumipampa, the new capital City.
Huaynacapac, the former Inca, founded Tumipampa in Ecuador as a new capital of the empire, because Cuzco was far away from the northern territory.
www.pbs.org /opb/conquistadors/peru/adventure1/a11.htm   (296 words)

  
 Archaeological Sites
Life in the Inca Empire before the arrival of Europeans is often pictured as peaceful and pleasant.
Armies, engineers and processions of priests and administrators traveled throughout the empire as they were needed, and trains of llamas brought back loads of food, cloth and other exotic goods intended for the Inca’s royal storehouses.
He was revered as the empire’s ruler, but people also believed that he was a living god – descended from the Sun.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/archaeology/sites/south_america/cuzco.html   (1138 words)

  
 Inca Agriculture
Incan empire stretched the entire length of South America in the Andes and included virtually every type of environment imaginable.
However, the majority of Incan crops are generally unknown outside the Andes.
Resistance to Incan cropts and agricultural methods has begun to lessen and there is movement in South American governments to take another look at these crops.
www.csdl.tamu.edu /FLORA/328Fall98/incag.html   (608 words)

  
 A Brief Introduction to the Inca Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Empire of the Incas was the largest state-level societyin the New World prior to the arrival of the Europeans.
The Inca Empire was actually quite short-lived, lastingonly about 100 years, from ca.1438AD, when the Inca ruler Pachacuti andhis army began conquering the neighbors of the Inca heartland of Cuzco,until the coming of the Spaniards in 1532.
In Quechua, the language of the Incas, the empire wasknown as Tawantinsuyu, which, loosely translated, means "land of thefour quarters." As the name implies, the realm was divided into fourparts, coming together at the capital of Cuzco: Chinchasuyu to the northwest,Condesuyu to the southwest, Antisuyu to the northeast, and Collasuyu tothe southeast.
www.millville.org /Workshops_f/Acker_Inca/inca.htm   (924 words)

  
 paper
Even though this empire did have to deal with a lot of location problems, the resourcefulness of the Incas showed through their actions.
The chapter of the Incas had both strengths and weaknesses, it is important to notice the descriptive way that some areas, such as the structure of the government, were described, while some facts were omitted, even though the level of complexity would have been acceptable for the grade level reading it.
The chapter mentioned that the Incan Empire was divided into two class divisions it states in the Across the Centuries textbook, "The Inca had two classes- the nobility and the commoners.
www.csun.edu /~jrm56191/paper.html   (1118 words)

  
 Civilization III: Conquests
In just a short time (roughly 100 years), the Incan empire dominated South America and is, to this day, considered one of the finest empires the world has ever known.
In Civilization III: Conquests, the Incans are considered to be an expansionist and agricultural civilization.
The Incan Chasqui Scout is a scout unit that replaces the basic scout for the Inca.
www.civ3.com /conq_prof_incans.cfm   (1024 words)

  
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The Incan Empire covered nearly 5,500 km and is said to be the biggest native state to rise in the Western Hemisphere.
Unfortunately, much more is known of the end of the Incan Empire because it was written and recorded by the Spanish.
The downfall of the empire begins in the mid 1520s when Huaynacapac, the grandson of Pachacuti, dies of an unknown disease before naming his heir.
www.pitt.edu /AFShome/l/i/lincs/public/html/andbg/cuzco/pcuzco3.htm   (1062 words)

  
 The Aztec & Inca Empire
The Incan Empire was only the last in a series of empires and, similar to the Aztecs, drew upon a cultural heritage that had been developed by earlier societies.
The empire was linked by a vast road network which ran and the coast, with smaller roads linking small towns and communities to the main thoroughfares.
Each family in the empire was theoretically due a yearly ration of wool from the state.
www.globaled.org /nyworld/materials/inca4.html   (1111 words)

  
 New World Amerian Cultures
Pizzaro felt that this would be a great place for an ambush so he asked the Incan King to honor in his presence and bring the followers he had that day (that day was a day of celebration where 5000 Incans had gathered together for tradition).
The Incans weren't too fond about the fact that their supposed "god" pizzaro was trying to change their religion, which helped change their feelings about the newcomers.
So in the end, the Spanish didn't change the Incans way of life, but simply, they destroyed the once powerful Incan Empire; leaving just a few hundred or so survivors to remember the story of their once great civilization.
www.angelfire.com /anime5/apboi/index2.html   (1073 words)

  
 Inca Empire
On slopes rising four vertical miles, climates in the empires varied from tropical to polar.
In scattered areas on this slopes, at both high and low elevation, the Incas terraced and irrigated the land and produced abundant food for the twelve million or more subjects.
To Incas, gold was "the sweat of the sun," and it reflected the glory of their Sun God who, they believed, had entrusted them with its safekeeping.
www.geocities.com /CapitolHill/6502/incaempi.htm   (580 words)

  
 22 July - Cusco and Machu Picchu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
At it's peak, it was the furthest outpost of the Incan Empire, the place where the Incans, who were mountain people, traded with the jungle people.
It was connected to Cusco by the Incan Highway which winds past the peaks sticking to the highlands.
It was built on top of an Incan temple complex with separate temples to the Sun, the Moon, the Rainbow, and the Stars.
www.op.org /steinkerchner/peru/mp.html   (351 words)

  
 European Voyages of Exploration: The Inca Empire
In 1522 sailors brought rumours of the existence of a rich and powerful indigenous empire to the south of Panama.
Two of the emperor's sons laid claim to the throne: Huáscar was selected by the court elite to rule from Cuzco, the traditional Inca capital, and Atahualpa had control of his father's professional army and the newly conquered regions of Ecuador and Columbia.
Pizarro appointed Huáscar's brother, Manco Capac, as nominal ruler of the Inca Empire.
www.ucalgary.ca /applied_history/tutor/eurvoya/inca.html   (611 words)

  
 Quay's Presentation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Incan empire stretched the entire length of the western coast of South America (Engl 38).
The men of the Incan nation were warriors, the most important rite of passage for boys to become men being the same ceremony which made them warriors, the huarachicoy (Brundage 221).
The last Incan emperor was executed in 1572, signalling the absolute end of the Incan empire (Engl 165).
muweb.millersville.edu /~columbus/papers/quay.html   (2065 words)

  
 INCAN EMPIRE SEED SUPPLEMENT from the Redwood City Seed Company   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
BEAN LIMA Incan Giant White (Pallares) Twice the size of the largest limas in North America, seeds are white and 1" long swelling to 2" long when cooked.
They are prepared by heating a small amount of oil in a pan and add 1/2 cup dried corn kernels, cover and shake frequently until popped or golden brown.
Incan corn, cobs 8" long, 2" across, 12 rows of dark purple kernels.
www.ecoseeds.com /incan.html   (301 words)

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